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JAVINS INVESTIGATION DATA SUMMARY. May 24, 2002 Last seen leaving from party at 22 nd Street & First Avenue Reported by witnesses to have been consuming.

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1 JAVINS INVESTIGATION DATA SUMMARY

2 May 24, 2002 Last seen leaving from party at 22 nd Street & First Avenue Reported by witnesses to have been consuming alcohol at party, and had several friends offer to drive him home

3 May 24, 2002 Had spoken with mother prior to leaving party; indicated he would be leaving and heading home; witnesses indicate he remained on porch talking, and left only after several more minutes Failed to answer additional phone call from mother 40 minutes later Did not show up for work

4 May 24, 2002 Reported temperatures on May 23 High 76, low 48 Wabash 16.2 feet Reported temperatures on May 24 High 80, low 61 Wabash 14.5 feet

5 May 24, 2002 Moon 75-80% full Overcast Light mist during night

6 ANALYSIS OF FACTS PHONE RECORDS OF 5/24 RECEIVED CALL 01:57 (ANSWERED) RECEIVED CALL 02:37 (NOT ANSWERED) WATCH STOPPED 02:33

7 ANALYSIS OF FACTS DISTANCE FROM PARTY AT 22 ND AND 1 ST AVENUE TO FAIRBANKS PARK 3.4 MILES SHORTEST ROUTE, ALTERNATE 4.4 MILES

8 ANALYSIS OF FACTS TIME INTERVAL BETWEEN CONVERSATION WITH MOTHER AND WATCH STOPPING 36 MINUTES

9 ANALYSIS OF FACTS TIME INTERVAL BETWEEN CONVERSATION WITH MOTHER AND UNANSWERED NEXT CALL 40 MINUTES

10 May 2002-October 2007 NUMEROUS SEARCHES LARGE ($100 K) REWARD OFFERED NATIONAL MEDIA APPEAL NO LEGITIMATE LEADS

11 May 2002-October 2007 NO ACTIVITY ON HIS CREDIT CARD OR BANK ACCOUNT NO CELL PHONE ACTIVITY AFTER LAST PHONE CALL FROM MOTHER

12 INFORMANT INFORMATION REPORTED THAT SCOTT HAD BEEN SHOT IN THE HEAD REPORTED THAT SCOTT HAD BEEN DISPOSED OF IN WOOD CHIPPER

13 INFORMANT INFORMATION REPORTED THAT SCOTT HAD BEEN BEATEN AND BURIED UNDER BARN IN ILLINOIS

14 INFORMANT INFORMATION REPORTED THAT SCOTT HAD BEEN BEATEN AND BURIED UNDER GARAGE IN VIGO COUNTY

15 INFORMANT INFORMATION MULTIPE TIPS REGARDING LOCATION OF REMAINS INVESTIGATED SINCE 2002 ALL REPORTS OF LOCATION INCORRECT UNTIL RECOVERY ON OCTOBER 12, 2007

16 OCTOBER 2007 CAR RECOVERED FROM WABASH RIVER APPROXIMATELY 380 FEET SOUTH OF FAIRBANKS PARK BOAT RAMP CAR FACING UP-RIVER WHEN RECOVERED FROM 7 FEET OF WATER* (NORMAL DEPTH IS 20 FEET)

17 ANALYSIS OF FACTS INTERVIEW WITH INFORMANT WHO DIRECTED POLICE TO FAIRBANKS, ADMITTED HE HAD LIED TO POLICE REGARDING LOCATION OF CAR MURDER STORY BODY IN CHIPPER

18 OCTOBER 2007 PERSONAL EFFECTS FOUND IN CAR INCLUDED: WALLET WITH CREDIT CARD CASH WRISTWATCH NECKLACE CELL PHONE

19 DECEMBER 2007 WRISTWATCH FOSSIL BRAND WATER RESISTANT EXAMINED BY REPAIRMAN, WHO INDICATES WATER WILL QUICKLY ENTER STEM/BUTTONS; STOP

20 OCTOBER 2007 AUTOMOBILE EXAMINATION CAR SHOWS NO STRUCTURAL DAMAGE CAR SHOWS NO EVIDENCE OF BULLETS (LOOSE OR HOLES) WINDOW DOWN 6 ½ INCHES ON DRIVER’S SIDE

21 OCTOBER 2007 AUTOMOBILE EXAMINATION IGNITION KEY IN OFF POSITION WIPER BLADES IN UP POSITION PARKING BRAKE NOT APPLIED TRANSMISSION DETERMINED TO BE IN 5 TH GEAR

22 OCTOBER 2007 AUTOMOBILE EXAMINATION NO BRICK OR OTHER HEAVY OBJECT PLACED ON GAS PEDAL SPEAKER BOX & BOOK BAG IN BACK OF VEHICLE

23 OCTOBER-DECEMBER 2007 ANTHROPOLOGIC EXAM NO BONES FOUND IN THEIR CORRECT ANATOMIC POSITIONS SUGGEST THAT DECEDENT CAME TO REST IN THE DRIVER’S SEAT WITH LOWER LEGS BENEATH STEERING WHEEL, TORSO/HEAD/ARMS TOWARDS THE PASSENGER SIDE

24 OCTOBER-DECEMBER 2007 ANTHROPOLOGIC EXAM HEALED FRACTURE OF HAND POSSBILE HEALED OR HEALING FRACTURE OF LEFT HEEL 79% OF SKELETON IS PRESENT ONLY ONE INDIVIDUAL PRESENT

25 OCTOBER-DECEMBER 2007 ANTHROPOLOGIC EXAM NO EVIDENCE OF PERIMORTEM TRAUMA NOTED NO SHARP FORCE TRAUMA NO BLUNT FORCE TRAUMA NO GUNSHOT TRAUMA HYOID BONE IS UNDAMAGED

26 OCTOBER-DECEMBER 2007 ANTHROPOLOGIC EXAM THE SKELTON DOES NOT DISPLAY ANY EVIDENCE OF PERIMORTEM TRAUMA CAUSE OF DEATH CANNOT BE ASCERTAINED FROM THE ANTHROPOLOGICAL EVIDENCE

27 OCTOBER-DECEMBER 2007 ANTHROPOLOGIC EXAM SOFT TISSUE DECOMOSITON AND CONDITION OF THE BONES IS NOT INCONSISTENT WITH THE REPORTED DISAPPEARANCE DATE OF MAY 2002

28 DECEMBER 2007 Toxicologic examination IS BEING ATTEMPTED, BUT NOT COMPLETE AS OF TODAY

29 ANALYSIS OF FACTS NO EVIDENCE TO INDICATE TRAUMA BY GUNSHOT, BLUNT FORCE, SHARP FORCE, OR STRANGULATION NO EVIDENCE OF ROBBERY OF PERSONAL EFFECTS

30 ANALYSIS OF FACTS PRESENCE OF WALLET WITH CREDIT CARDS, CASH, CELL PHONE, GARAGE DOOR OPPENER, NECKLACE AND WRISTWATCH INDICATES NO ROBBERY

31 ANALYSIS OF FACTS NO EVIDENCE OF DISPOSAL OR STRIPPING OF VEHICLE NO EVIDENCE OF DAMAGE TO VEHICLE

32 ANALYSIS OF FACTS VEHICLE IN 5 TH GEAR WITH IGNITION OFF SUGGESTS IT HAD BEEN PARKED, AND NOT PUSHED DOWN RAMP INTO WATER

33 ANALYSIS OF FACTS WABASH FESTIVAL WAS IN PROGRESS AT FAIRBANKS PARK NO WITNESSES REPORTING ANY PROBLEMS

34 WITNESS STATEMENT HAD KNOWN SCOTT SINCE 8 TH Gr WAS AT SAME PARTY ON 5/23/02 NOTED THAT SCOTT WAS QUITE INTOXICATED AND HAD OFFERED TO DRIVE HIM HOME

35 EXPERIMENT IS IT POSSIBLE FOR THIS VEHICLE TO ROLL WHEN IN 5 TH GEAR? YES BUT EVEN HONDA MECHANICS DID NOT KNOW THIS

36 EXPERIMENT USED A 2005 HONDA CIVIC Si IDENTICAL SPECIFICATIONS AS 2002 MODEL FOR SIZE, WHEELS, MANUAL TRANSMISSION, & ENGINE COMPRESSION

37 EXPERIMENT WHEN PLACED IN 5 th GEAR AT TOP OF FAIRBANKS PARK RAMP …  VEHICLE ROLLED FORWARD AND DOWN RAMP IN LESS THAN 90 SECONDS

38 VIDEO

39 ANALYSIS OF POSSIBLE MOTIVES

40 POTENTIAL MOTIVES ROBBERY? STILL HAD CASH STILL HAD CREDIT CARDS STILL HAD WATCH & NECKLACE CELL PHONE PLUGGED IN INADEQUATE TIME

41 POTENTIAL MOTIVES AUTO THEFT? CAR NOT STOLEN CAR NOT STRIPPED CAR NOT DAMAGED INADEQUATE TIME

42 POTENTIAL MOTIVES DRUG RELATED? NO EVIDENCE OF DRUGS NO TRAUMA CAR IN 5 TH GEAR NO PHONE TRAFFIC INADEQUATE TIME

43 POTENTIAL MOTIVES THRILL? NO TRAUMA CAR IN 5 TH GEAR NO DAMAGE TO CAR INADEQUATE TIME

44 ANALYSIS OF FACTS TIME INTERVAL BETWEEN CONVERSATION WITH MOTHER AND WATCH STOPPING 36 MINUTES

45 ANALYSIS OF FACTS MINUTES FINISH CONVERSATION WITH MOTHER TALK WITH FRIENDS PRIOR TO LEAVING DRIVE TO FAIRBANKS PARK STOP & PUT CAR IN 5 TH GEAR ROLL DOWN BOAT RAMP FLOAT 380 FEET SINK AND EXPOSE WATCH TO WATER

46 ANALYSIS OF FACTS MINUTES FINISH CONVERSATION WITH MOTHER (1) TALK WITH FRIENDS PRIOR TO LEAVING (10+) DRIVE TO FAIRBANKS PARK(10-15) STOP & PUT CAR IN 5 TH GEAR (1) ROLL DOWN BOAT RAMP(1) FLOAT 380 FEET(2-3?) SINK AND EXPOSE WATCH TO WATER (?) 25 MINUTES +

47 QUESTIONS COULD SCOTT JAVINS HAVE DRIVEN TO FAIRBANKS PARK ON WAY HOME, AND STOPPED AT TOP OF RAMP?

48 QUESTIONS HOW LONG WOULD IT TAKE TO TO DRIVE FROM 22 ND AND 1 ST AVENUE TO FAIRBANKS PARK? DISTANCE: MINIMUM 3.4 MILES

49 QUESTIONS DOES THE TYPICAL DRIVER OF A MANUAL TRANSMISSION VEHICLE, KNOW THAT THE VEHICLE WILL ROLL IN 5 th GEAR?

50 QUESTIONS WOULD SOMEONE TRYING TO DISPOSE OF CAR (& DRIVER) HAVE LEFT CAR IN GEAR WHEN PUSHING IT?

51 QUESTIONS HOW LONG WOULD IT TAKE FOR A CAR, TO ENTER THE WATER, FLOAT 380 FEET, AND THEN SINK?

52 QUESTIONS COULD THE LEVEL OF INTOXICATION SUGGESTED BY PARTY WITNESSES, PREVENTED SCOTT FROM WAKING UP, AS THE CAR ENTERED THE WATER?

53 QUESTIONS COULD A LEVEL OF INTOXICATION PREVENTED SCOTT JAVINS FROM EXITING THE VEHICLE, IN A TOTALLY DARK ENVIRONMENT AS THE VEHICLE TOOK ON WATER?

54 QUESTIONS COULD THE GEAR SHIFT HAVE BEEN KICKED INTO 5 TH GEAR FROM THE NEUTRAL POSITION?  YES, BUT IT WOULD INDICATE THAT HE WAS ALIVE & CONSCIOUS, NOT DEAD OR DISABLED

55 CONCLUSIONS CAUSE OF DEATH: CONSISTENT WITH DROWNING

56 POSSIBLE MANNERS NATURAL HOMICIDE SUICIDE ACCIDENT UNDETERMINED

57 POSSIBLE MANNERS DETERMINATION REQUIRES A PREPONDERANCE OF EVIDENCE

58 POSSIBLE MANNERS NATURAL CIRCUMSTANCES INDICATE CLEARLY NOT A NATURAL DEATH

59 POSSIBLE MANNERS HOMICIDE NO EVIDENCE OF MOTIVE, INFORMANT INFORMATION, OR PHYSICAL HARM

60 POSSIBLE MANNERS SUICIDE NOTHING IN HISTORY TO SUGGEST

61 POSSIBLE MANNERS ACCIDENT NO EVIDENCE THAT WOULD BE INCONSISTENT

62 POSSIBLE MANNERS UNDETERMINED NO CONCLUSIVE CAUSE OF DEATH, DUE TO CONDITION OF REMAINS

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